(Closed) How many hors d'oeuvres/pp for a cocktail-only reception?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@nk3006:  What time is the event.  If it is over a meal time you will need significantly more per person then if it is at 9:00pm.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@nk3006:  I have been told to have about 8-10 pieces per person. We are having a Rehearsal dinner (really its a welcome party) for my Destination Wedding and we are only having appetizers. It’s going to be 5 appetizers with two pieces per person, so 10 pieces.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@nk3006:  It definitely depends on what time the reception will be, as well as how long it will last.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We ordered 3 pieces pp which was much less than our venue suggested but cocktail hour was so short and dinner immediately followed so i didnt see the point in having tons of apps. However if that is the only food you are serving I would agree with 8-10 peices per person at least. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I would probably alot for between 6-10 per person per hour.  On the higher end if there is more variety and if there will be drinking.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I think you will need to offer 8-10 pieces per person:)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@nk3006: I’d say about 8 per person for that timeframe.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@nk3006:  I’d think maybe 4-5 of each appetizer since it’s the only source of food.

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